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Activity 3: Creating Your Own Creature
When an environment presents characteristics that make life difficult for a life form we often use the word extreme to label the environment. Obtain a set of planet and moon environment cards from your teacher. These cards list the characteristics of different extreme environments found in our solar system.
A. As a group, design a creature that could live in each of the planet/moon environments described on your cards. Fill out a creature card for each new creature and set it next to the corresponding planet or moon. Using the Genetic Code Chart write out the genetic make-up for each of your new creatures.
C. Are there characteristics that your creatures possess which are not found with creatures on Earth?